- Design rules
- Auxiliary and reference information
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology uses laser beam as the heat source for melting of polymer powder, mainly different mixtures with the polyamide PA 12 as the primary component. The laser usually operates in near infrared range (with wavelength up to 10 μm), and the laser beam motion, which exposes selected areas of the powder bed to heating, as controlled by an optical system containing of mirrors and lenses.
Apart from the other properties of PBF technologies for polymer materials, the SLS technology has also the following properties: